UK, 26 July 2011 - Kerry Logistics, a leading provider of freight and logistics services, has acquired two freight forwarding companies in the UK; Bergen Freight Forwarding Limited ("Bergen") based in Manchester in the North West of England and Regency Forwarding Limited ("Regency") with its headquarters in Yorkshire.
Bergen is a long established company, specializing in sea freight imports from India and the Far East which will help to strengthen Kerry Logistics' freight forwarding capabilities in the UK and Europe.
Regency was established in 1979 and has its main office in Yeadon near Leeds Bradford Airport. The company offers airfreight, sea freight and international trailer movements for both imports and exports. Regency focuses on imports from the US and Asia and exports to international destinations. Locally, the company will enable Kerry Logistics to extend its coverage across the industrial heartland of Yorkshire and the North East of England.
"Bergen and Regency will strengthen the Kerry Logistics’ network in the UK and across Europe as well as extending our reach into the UK’s major manufacturing regions in the North of England,” said Gary Wilcock, Managing Director, Europe.
About Kerry Logistics
Kerry Logistics is Asia’s premier logistics service provider. Its core business encompasses Integrated Logistics, International Freight Forwarding and Supply Chain Solutions. With its head office in Hong Kong, Kerry Logistics is managing a portfolio of logistics facilities with a total area of more than 2.4 million sq.m, served by a truck fleet of about 8,000 vehicles, with a range of operations reaching 24 countries and supported by a staff strength of over 14,800. Kerry Logistics Network Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hong Kong-listed Kerry Properties Limited.